Hopsin is an artist I am just now getting on, but when I posted a recent video of his, many of you had already been hip. I think one of the main reasons I rock with Hop’s music is because it isn’t mindless as the rest of the stuff out there, but I also think that’s why I hadn’t heard of him much either. These days if it isn’t about xanax or percocets, it just doesn’t get recognized as quality music.
After listening to some of his music I can hear the influence of Eminem in his voice, but the differences between the two are noticeable as well. I really rock with Hopsin’s dedication to a sober lifestyle a remaining true to himself, all the while, chasing his dreams and aspirations. Hopsin’s music is fresh and unique, so, if you guys are in the mood for something new; read below, watch the videos, and learn something about this Cali born artist.
Born: Los Angeles, California
Label: 300 Entertainment (distribution), Undercover Prodigy
Other Talents: Acting, Producing, Directing
Interesting Fact: If Hopsin’s face looks a little familiar, there’s good reason. Hopsin has been cast in a few Disney productions as an extra and snagged a minor role on That’s So Raven for a few years too!
Most Recent Video:
Hopsin has released a few new videos this year, but previous to that, his work has been a bit scarce. Here is a video he dropped the 1st of November, but there is surely more to come as the year comes to an end.
First Video Released:
“Pans In The Kitchen”
Dropped close to 9 years ago, here is some of Hopsin’s original work.
“Gimme That Money”
Straight from his 2013 album, Knock Madness, and Eminem-esk with the graphic story telling, this song is on my list of faves. Not only is this song fun, but oh-so-true. Tell me ya’ll haven’t dealt with this before!
-Haywire (June ’09)
-Gazing at the Moonlight (Oct ’09)
-Raw (Nov ’10)
-Knock Madness (Nov ’13)
-Pound Syndrome (July ’15)
Hopsin has been in the game for a minute and signed to a few labels throughout the years, but in my opinion, didn’t quite make a solid name in hip hop. That has all seemed to change this year though. He has pushed out new work, signed a distribution deal with 300 entertainment, and is due to release his fifth studio on November 24th!
Hopefully, after watching and listening to his work, you have a well-rounded opinion on this white eyed rapper. Whether you like him or not though, I want to know what you think! So, take a moment, hit that comment section, and give me your thoughts.
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